Death toll in Pithoragarh cloudburst rises to 25

Last Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 17:05

Dehra Dun: The death toll in the Pithoragarh
cloudburst, that triggered a massive landslide in three
villages of the district on August 8, has risen to 25 with the
recovery of two more bodies, a senior official said on Saturday.

The district police and PAC have recovered two more
bodies from the debris taking the toll in the tragedy to 25,
the Superintendent of Police of Pithoragarh, PS Rawat, said.

The search operation is still on to find out bodies of
another 18 people who are missing since the tragedy struck in
three villages -- Lah, Bedu Mehar, and Jhakla.

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First Published: Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 17:05

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